Our Facebook feeds were lit up a couple weeks ago with reports from fellow photographers about their elk sightings.   In our area, the best places to see elk are Oconaluftee and Cataloochee,  both of which are on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky…

After seeing another photographer’s beautiful pictures of a Smoky Mountain setting sun. Marcy and I decided to head to the National Park on a recent Sunday (June 24th) to try the shot for ourselves. The weather did not look promising. Thunderstorms had settled down from…

The hope is to see the “Big Five” of Denali National Park Wildlife,  namely grizzly bears, caribou, Dall Sheep, wolves and moose. We achieved that today with just a half-mile to go in our journey as this male moose calf crossed the main highway just…

We met this little gray wolf pup right along the road in Denali National Park.  Our guide had seen him a couple days earlier and just like today, he was alone.  We learned that the wolf pack teaches the pups about territories and hunting and…

We are following a winding 60-mile gravel road deep within Denali National Park with our thoughts focused on the hope of seeing the great mountain.  The guides all tell us that there is only a 30% chance though.  The mountain is completely shrouded in clouds more…

It had been a long day at work and I arrived home tired. I did have a list of yard chores to get to, but Marcy had planned on going to Cades Cove for evening pictures, so I decided to forsake home tasks and ride…